Tax Law Services Lebanon | Abou Jaoude & Associates


A successful Tax practice demands both extensive knowledge of the law and thoughtful innovation in its application to navigate the evolving local and global tax environment. The Firm’s highly experienced tax attorneys adhere to the highest standards of service and combine their in-depth knowledge to help manage the tax aspects of the most ambitious and complex undertakings.

Our Tax practice cuts across most of our advisory and transactional work in other practice areas, notably corporate and mergers & acquisitions, with a particular focus on transactional tax structuring, corporate reorganizations, and employment tax matters. Our highly skilled attorneys advise diverse forms of partnerships and corporations on tax-efficient structures.

The Firm's Tax team provides strategic tax planning advice and representation on a variety of both local and cross-border transactions, such as group corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, project facilities, joint ventures and other investments.

We act as Lebanese counsel for prominent international groups with a business presence in Lebanon.

The Firm is the exclusive author of the Lebanon chapter of the ‘Inward Investment & International Taxation Review’ published by The Law Reviews and edited by Latham & Watkins USA.

Awards & Recognitions

The Firm is consistently recognized as a market leader by the prominent international legal directories Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

Band 1 Firm
Chambers Global 2022, Corporate & Finance

“Abou Jaoude & Associates maintains a commanding position at the forefront of the Lebanese legal market. The team […] has a strong track record of acting for big-name clients on a wide variety of cutting-edge matters.
A fine law firm with fine lawyers.”

Top Tier Firm
The Legal 500 EMEA 2022, Tax
“TThe tax offering at Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm advises multinationals and corporates on complex tax aspects of corporate transactions.”

Top Tier Firm
IFLR1000 2022, Financial & Corporate 

Lebanon Law Firm of the Year
Chambers Middle East Awards, 2021 

Lebanon Law Firm of the Year
IFLR Middle East Awards, 2019 

Band 1 Firm
Chambers Global 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Corporate & Finance

“The firm regularly acts for international companies in Lebanon, assisting with […] tax matters.”
“The firm is best known for its regional and international reach.”
“This full-service firm is an important player in Lebanon […].”

Top Tier Firm
The Legal 500 EMEA 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
“The excellent corporate team at Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm takes on tax planning and other tax work related to M&A and joint ventures.”
“The Firm handles strategic tax planning in the context of inheritance and wealth management, and also advised on the tax aspects of M&A, joint venture agreements and project development.”
“The group is also strong in advising on tax planning issues pertaining to wealth management and inheritance tax.”

Top Tier Firm
IFLR1000 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Financial & Corporate

“The firm is praised as ‘highly knowledgeable as well as resourceful in a broad range of industries’.”
They always provide impeccable service.”
The team is described as ‘meticulous in their work and providing solutions in a timely manner’ and ‘really nice to work with: helpful and extremely professional, friendly and highly dedicated’.”

The Firm’s recent notable representative experience in Tax includes: 

  • Advised prominent contracting group LACECO as lead counsel on a highly complex cross-border corporate and tax structuring and international expansion plan covering 5 jurisdictions, namely Lebanon, Cyprus, KSA, Jordan and the UAE, and involving Big Four audit firm PwC.
  • Advised renowned IT group Midis on its global 60-company complex corporate and tax group restructuring in the context of new BVI economic-substance regulations involving 5 jurisdictions and Big Four audit firm Deloitte.
  • Advised a leading global US consulting firm on a major internal global restructuring of their MENA business covering 10 jurisdictions involving complex taxation and employment transfer issues.
  • Advised leading Danish energy company BWSC on complex tax matters related to the import of equipment in the context of multi-million EPC contracts for two power plant projects in Lebanon.
  • Advised a high-net-worth private client on highly complex tax matters related to the corporatization of the ownership of his movable and immovable assets across 7 jurisdictions in the context of inheritance planning.
  • Advised leading American multi-national fast food restaurant franchise Subway on tax and employment law matters in the context of the de-registration and liquidation of its branch in Lebanon under complex regulations.
  • Advised global NGO Doctors Without Borders on complex tax matters related to their employment of doctors and nurses and their contracts with hospitals in Lebanon under industry-specific regulations.
  • Advised global tech company Ericsson on complex tax matters related to their employee incentive plan.